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Safety in Cars

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments

There are many dangers associated with driving with unrestrained pets. Just as we wear seat belts, pets should also be secured in a car or motor vehicle at all times! Everyone is aware of the dangers of driving without wearing a seat belt, these dangers also apply to pets. Your pet could be killed or…

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Running Line

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments

Dog owners are obliged by law to keep their dogs under control. This means keeping it securely on your property at all times, and on a leash in public to prevent traffic accidents, dog fights and nuisance to neighbours. Certain breeds of dogs must also be muzzled in public. Your dog should always have a…

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Ringworm in Cats and Dogs

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments

Ringworm is fungal disease of the skin, hair and nails of animals and humans. On the skin the infection often spreads outward in a circular pattern, hence the name. The majority of cases in small animals are caused by 3 species: Microsporum canis, Microsporum gypseum or Trichophyton mentagrophytes. M. canis is the most common fungus…

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Picking a Puppy

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments

Are you thinking of getting or giving a puppy this Christmas?  Owning a puppy is a wonderful experience and should be a happy one. A new puppy quickly becomes a family member and most owners want to ensure that it is healthy, and that the best is done to ensure it stays healthy. Here are…

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Coping with Blindness

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments

How can I help my dog get used to Blindness? Animals are incredibly adaptable and can learn to live with blindness while maintaining a very good quality of life. Vision is just one of the five senses that your dog might possess. When vision is impaired, the other senses become sharper as they are used…

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Mammary Tumour Advice

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments

Mammary (breast) cancer causes 52% of all cancers in female dogs, about half of which are malignant. The tumours can be small, simple nodules or large, aggressive growths. Some of the more serious tumours can be successfully treated with early detection and prompt treatment.  Patients at greatest risk The incidence of mammary tumours can be…

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Pet Action Guide

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Puppy Care Instructions

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments

Fleas Fleas spread disease, infest humans and cause skin diseases. Eliminating fleas can be a challenge, so use only safe and effective products recommended by City Vet as many flea treatments are ineffective. This is a brief outline of the things you need to do for and with your new puppy to help make the…

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Lice in Cats and Dogs

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments

Lice are small, flattened wingless insects which parasitise the haircoat of animals. Each species of louse is host specific, that is each species of animal has it’s own type of louse which does not live on any other species. The entire life cycle of two to three weeks is spent on the host and they…

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Cleaning Pets Ears

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments

Why is it important to keep your pets’ ears clean? As a result of domestication and selective breeding, dogs’ ears vary enormously, not only amongst breeds but also within breeds. While excellent for collecting sound, the long canine ear canal can also accumulate wax and foreign bodies (such as grass seeds) or become diseased. In…

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